RESIDENTS in Bolton may soon have access to an app which hopes to be the 'Just Eat' of waste removal.

Kollect, an Irish company with an office in Bolton, operates an online marketplace that connects customers who need to dispose of waste with well known, reliable waste collection companies using an on-demand technology platform.

And while customers can access the services online, the company has ambitious plans for an app that is currently being developed.

Bolton residents would be among the first to be able to use the app, as the English branch of Kollect currently primarily operates in Greater Manchester.

Co-founder Robbie Skuse said: “The site is up now and it’s out there. It’s targeted at the construction industry and clients can log in, select the service they require - skips, waste removal, etc. - and get it delivered to the site.

“We find that a lot of workers will do admin work in the evening and we can take over from them there.”

The app would enhance and improve customer experience - bringing the service fully into the digital age with waste removal services booked as easily as ordering a pizza.

Mr Skuse added: “Once the mobile technology is ready, we are looking at putting the experience into customers hands. Our mission is to make it as easy as possible for customers to book waste services.

“It is all about making it easy for the customers - helping them understand what service they need, how much money it will cost and then just easily booking it online.

“Over the last year, we saw the commercial side of enquiries quieten down, but we saw a massive pickup in the customer side - including in Bolton.

“People were clearing out their homes, redecorating and refurbishing and needed waste removals.”

The firm is also hoping that ease-of-use can mean people will be less likely to dump their waste and quickly and efficiently order for it to be removed.

The Bolton News launched its own fly-tipping campaign at the start of the year.

The campaign was launched in a bid to raise awareness and crack down on fly-tippers across the borough.

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